"Sittin' on the dock of the bay"

Porlock Weir - Porlock Bay Beach

Porlock Bay is between Hurlestone Point and Porlock Weir in Somerset overlooking the Bristol Channel. Porlock Weir is a small settlement with a harbour about two and a half kilometres west of the village of Porlock. It has a pebble beach, approximately one kilometre wide, backed by Porlock Ridge and Saltmarsh to the east.

Beach type: Pebbles

Nearest town: Porlock

Local authority: Somerset County Council

OS Grid Reference: SS864478


Marine Conservation Society Recommended

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Things to see and do near Porlock Weir - Porlock Bay Beach

  • Exmoor Falconry and Animal Park (2m)
  • Exmoor Owl and Hawk Centre (2m)
  • Nightjar Twilight Walk on the Holnicote Estate (3m)
  • Ranscombe Farm Restaurant (6m)
  • England Coast Path National Trail (7m)
  • West Somerset Railway (7m)
  • K's Entertainment Centre (7m)
  • Minehead Eye (7m)
  • West Somerset Sports & Leisure Centre (7m)
  • Watersmeet (7m)

Tourist Information

Tourist Information Centre
High Street
TA24 8QD

Phone 01643 863150
Email visit@porlock.co.uk

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Weather and Tides

Forecast for Wednesday 17 January


Chance of rain 4%
Max temp. 6°C
(feels like -0°C)
Wind 9mph, gusting to 14mph.
Pressure 1006
Humidity 69%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality


Chance of rain 10%
Max temp. 6°C
(feels like 0°C)
Wind 8mph, gusting to 13mph.
Pressure 1010
Humidity 72%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 37%
Max temp. 7°C
(feels like 1°C)
Wind 8mph, gusting to 12mph.
Pressure 1012
Humidity 67%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 43%
Max temp. 6°C
(feels like 1°C)
Wind 6mph, gusting to 10mph.
Pressure 1012
Humidity 75%
UV Index
Air Quality


Chance of rain 93%
Max temp. 6°C
(feels like 2°C)
Wind 5mph, gusting to 8mph.
Pressure 1010
Humidity 84%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality


Chance of rain 98%
Max temp. 8°C
(feels like 3°C)
Wind 8mph, gusting to 14mph.
Pressure 1003
Humidity 86%
UV Index n/a
Air Quality
High Tide
06:26 GMT
Low Tide
12:07 GMT
High Tide
18:46 GMT

Important! Tide times are for the nearest measurement point and may not be accurate for this location. You should not rely on these times for anything other than a broad indication of when the tide will be at its highest or lowest.

In particular, these tide times are not suitable for navigational use. Accurate tide forecasts require complex calculations and detailed local information. If you intend to engage in any activity for which tidal information is important for safety reasons (including sailing, powerboating, diving, and surfing) then you should obtain professional data.

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A pebbly 4 mile long beach comprised of a shingle ridge of considerable archaeological and geographical significance. There is fabulous marshland behind the beach which is home to numerous birds.

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